Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMIn rugged Appalachia, people live in narrow mountain valleys — where they are prey for occasional, terrible, random, hit-or-miss, flash floods. West Virginia has suffered tragedy after tragedy. [News Source]
Legislature must take flood preparation seriously.
Green energy in a coal state: The struggle to bring solar jobs to West Virginia.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMLocal entrepreneurs want to replace disappearing coal jobs with employment in solar - but that’s a tough move in a state that lacks the solar-friendly regulations of places like California. [News Source]
Climate change financing dropped from G20 draft statement.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMOpposition from the United States, Saudi Arabia and others has forced Germany to drop a reference to financing programs to combat climate change from the draft communique at a G20 finance and central bankers meeting. [News Source]
Faced with rising seas, French Polynesia ponders floating islands.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMCould small islands threatened by sea level rise find a new future afloat? [News Source]
Abnormal El Niño in Peru unleashes deadly downpours; more flooding seen.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMA sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off Peru has unleashed the deadliest downpours in decades, with landslides and raging rivers sweeping away people, clogging highways and destroying crops. [News Source]
Grassland lab raises species loss alarm.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMField experiment on a special area of U.S. grassland shows how climate change could disrupt the delicate life cycle of ecosystems. [News Source]
Trump would slash CT environment funds; hit to Sound feared.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMIf enacted, Donald Trump’s first proposed budget would translate in Connecticut into profound cuts to efforts to keep the air, water and land clean and combat climate change, environmental officials and advocates said. [News Source]
Great Barrier Reef tourism headed for tough times as coral bleaching worsens.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMA year ago, Tourism Tropical North Queensland issued a call for members to "bombard social media with the tsunami of joy" to counter global news headlines suggesting the Great Barrier Reef was in trouble from coral bleaching. [News Source]
Georgia Tech professors says climate change affecting China.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMWork done by researchers at Georgia Tech says severe winter air pollution problems in China may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall - both caused by global climate change. [News Source]
Climate change key suspect in the case of India’s vanishing groundwater.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMA new study links India’s water crisis to the impact of climate change, which has weakened recent monsoons. [News Source]
Energy carbon emissions in 2016 flat for third year: IEA.
Monday March 20th 2017, 10:00 AMA greener energy mix helped keep energy-related carbon dioxide emissions flat in 2016 yet more needs to be done to avert a harmful rise in global temperatures, International Energy Agency data showed on Friday. [News Source]